Definition of facade in English:
1The face of a building, especially the principal front that looks onto a street or open space.
- There will also be a substantial increase in office space and the front facade of the building is to undergo a total makeover.
- The building facades facing the courtyard were to be cleaned and restored; a new glazed roof would cover the courtyard.
- The neighborhoods built during colonial times have narrow streets with continuous building facades that converge on central plazas.
1.1An outward appearance that is maintained to conceal a less pleasant or creditable reality: her flawless public facade masked private despair
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- Once you realise the closeness of the overlap between the two organisations, the facade appears paper thin.
- The myriad fences and neo-Georgian facades make the university appear to be the ultimate asylum from violence of all types.
- It's the Tokyo Dome, in the capital of a country known for its public facade of reserve and gentility.
Mid 17th century: from French façade, from face 'face', on the pattern of Italian facciata.
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